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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
largest city aleppo. among the casualties one of syria's historic treasures, aleppo's medieval marketplace went up in flames. they say everything is bigger in texas. fortunately that does not apply to earthquakes. the 3.4 magnitude tremor rattled the dallas/fort worth area overnight. so far there are no reports of injuries or serious damage. this weekend's shutdown of a stretch of one of the nation's busiest freeways has led to some traffic slowdowns but carmageddon 2 is not. interstate 405 in los angeles should be open in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are spending the weekend preparing for the first presidential debate. the candidates face off in denver wednesday night. some 60 million of us are expected to watch the debate on television. there is a new entry on the national register of historic places. a pet cemetery in sub urban new york. the hartsdale pet cemetery founded in 1896 was the final resting place for 75,000 pets and 700 pet owners. now for the day's weather. it will be raining cats and dogs in the
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
question. the feds gave the city a dis $1 -- $150,000 grant to get the equipment in order so they could start giving the breathalyzer tests again and that starts today. >>> we have a commuter alert now. another weekend, another mess on metro. starting tonight no service on the green line between branch avenue and southern avenue. it begins at 10:00 and goes through sunday night. shuttle buses will get you around where you need to go, but it will take an extra 40 minutes most likely to plan on that. another closure on the orange line. no service between vienna and east falls church. shuttle buses will be there as well. yes, again, another 40-minute delay. plan on that. expect delays on the red and yellow line, too, because they are single tracking in parts of those lines to get some repairs done. >>> coming up on 6:06. jessica doyle is watching your money and where you put your money. >> a list of the best banks in the area. >> that's right. i know it's not going to surprise you that six out of ten consumers say they're unhappy with their financial institution. we talk about a lot of the
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
, we have live breaking news coming out of syria's biggest city. three big explosions rocked the city. the blasts happened in the main square in allepo. state tv reported many people were killed and a major material damage was dwun one to many buildings. people on the ground report that they were car bombs that went off within minutes much each other. >>> this morning president obama and mitt romney are getting their final preparations in before tonight's first presidential debate. the candidates will square off at the university of denver. take a look at the hockey arena there. it will host the debate tonight. romney has spent the past few days in the mile high city preparing for tonight. he took a break yesterday for lunch at chipotle. both campaigns know how crucial tonight's debate is especially in virginia. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face to face with president obama. there's no opportunity for the obama campaign to twist his message or his words. >> he's very good at explaining what's going on, what he's proposing, what he has do
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
string of explosions rock syria's biggest city. pictures of total destruction on the ground, collapsed buildings, huge craters left in the road. the blast happened in the main square in allepallepo. they believed blasts were caused by car bombs. violence between rebels and assad continues to rise. angie goff, news 4. >>> this could be one of the most crucial days of the election. president obama and mitt romney will face off tonight in their first presidential debate. it will take place at this hockey arena in denver. romney has spent the past few days in the mile high city preparing for tonight. he took a break yesterday for lunch at chipotle. the president has been preparing in nevada. he visited the hoover dam. both campaigns now how crucial tonight's debate is. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face to face with president obama and there's no opportunity for the obama campaign to twist his message or his past words. >> he's very good at explaining what's going on, what he's proposing, what he has done. and i don't think there's
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
this town, this city, this team, it's speechless. >> awesome. the nats are tied with the cincinnati reds for best record in the national league. and it's been 79 years since the d.c. baseball team clinched a title, and fans celebrated long after last night's game. many shelled out big bucks for t-shirts, hats, and other gear to commemorate the event. all that's left now is to find out who the nats will take on in the playoffs and when the series will begin. >>> it's four minutes after 5:00 on this tuesday morning, and today is the tenth anniversary of the beltway sniper killing spree. ten people were killed, three others wounded, in a three-week stretch that terrified the d.c. region. the first attack happened in a parking lot in wheaton, maryland. police eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo for those shootings. they were later convicted. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo, who was a teenager at the time of the shootings, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. >>> police are looking for a guy going around groping american univ
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
here. i'm not in the city or anything. that's a little bit terrifying. >> something's got to be done. i mean, it's definitely uncalled for and not okay. >> au sent an e-mail to students to alert them about the attacks. the university is asking the students to walk in groups and only in well-lit areas. >> 6:06 right now. today marks the tenth anniversary of the sniper killing spree. the first attack happened in a parking lot in wheaton, maryland. in all, ten people were killed, three others were wounded in a three-week stretch that terrified the d.c. region. police eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo for the shootings. they were both convicted. muhammad was executed in 2009. malvo, who was 17 at the time, is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in virginia. >>> the penn quarter neighborhood in northwest washington is remembering a prominent local professor killed in a freak accident. police say rhett leverett was killed yesterday morning when a car jumped the curb when he was walking his dog. investigators say the driver of the car ha
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
. alexandria mayor bill yulely tells wtop the city plans to develop the site into a retail space. >>> jessica doyle is here with your money report of the morning. >> welcome to the fourth quarter which is starting right now. let's hope this is a stronger one for stocks. over the last three months the dow was up 4%, nasdaq up more than 6% and s&p 500 added almost 6% but the quarter went out with a whimper. checking the numbers the dow stands this morning at 13,437. it fell about 49 points on friday. nasdaq was down by 20 and the s&p 500 was off by about 6. >>> more americans are defaulting on their student loans. more than one in ten borrowers have been defaulting on their federal student loans nowadays. the default rate hit 13.4% in the latest report. that is a 14-year high and up from 8.8% a year earlier. for profit colleges are reporting the worst results. >>> that lunch you get from the food truck in d.c. is about to cost you a little bit more. starting today, the trucks will have to charge a 10% tax just like all brick and mortar restaurants. before that the food trucks paid
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
fredericksburg. volume is building as you make your way toward quantico. into dale city north of the rest area and heading through woodbridge, all lanes are open. overnight accident southbound 95 near the rapahannock has been cleared. if you're traveling on 66 so far so good. volume has been light front royal into falls church. no issues to deal with right now as you head in towards the roosevelt bridge. the earlier crash from 110 had been cleared from the roadway. back to you. >> thank you, ma'am. >>> redskins celebrate the end of the n.f.l. referees lockout. >> and despite a shaky start, nats pitcher gio gonzalez gets another win. highlights coming up in sports. >> let's do another look at the question of the day. here it is. this activity has declined by 89% since the 1950's. is it a, reading the newspaper, b, taking a bath, or c, writing a letter? >> our facebook friend jolene thinks the answer is b, taking a bath. it's quick and more convenient to take a shower. >> we'll be right back. >>> welcome back. 5:21. your weather first. most of the rain from the west side of metro is gone. howard
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
d.c. council plans an overhaul of handicapped parking in the city. it will restart the red top meter program that was halted earlier this year. right now any driver with disabled tags can park for free at any meter. the red top would mean that disabled drivers would have to pay for parking, but there would be spots reserved for them. it's meant to cut down on abuse of handicapped parking privileges. >>> congress and the general asmbly have already approved the expansion of the washington metropolitan airport authority's board. it would grow from 13 members to 17. the district's newest member, d.c. chamber of commerce president barbara lang, has already been vetted. she would join the board immediately. the board has come under fire recently for lavish spending on travel and meals. >>> a woman's motorized scooter malfunctioned. karen jones said her scooter started running in circles at the eastern market station back in july, and no one could stop it. that scooter threw her onto the tracks. >> i was hollering. i was like somebody help me, please. but couldn't nobody catch the chair. a
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
road to the white house passes through denver today. the mile high city will host the first presidential debate this evening. mitt romney has been preparing for the debates in denver the past few days. president obama has been preching in neff. both have been keeping low profiles in recent days. meanwhile republicans are seizing on comments vice president joe biden made at a campaign stop yesterday to say the obama administration's economic policies are not working. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> of course the middle class has been buried. they're being bear ruried by regulations, taxes, borrowing. they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to clarify his comment by saying the middle class was buried by policies mitt romney and paul ryan supported. >>> and mitt romney's campaign has called tonight's debate a restart of the campaign. right now the republican nominee trails by 3% among likely voters. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
next 20 minutes. here north of the rest area, dumfries, dale city into woodbridge, the pace is good. >> thank you, beverly. >>> it is 4:40. time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> hi, jessica doyle. >> good morning, everybody. wall street is kicking off a new month, new quarter. a lot of economic news out there. expect reports this week on construction spending, manufacturing, and auto sales. main event of course is friday when the government releases the unemployment report for september. the previous reports shows the economy added just 96,000 jobs in august while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% because more people stopped looking for work. as for stocks it was a weak finish to a strong quarter on wall street. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 13,437, but it fell about 49 points on friday. it rose 4% for the entire quarter. nasdaq lost 20 points on friday, rallied more than 6% from july through september. and the s&p 500 was off by 6 and gained almost 6% in the third quarter. >>> also investors are waiting on the minutes from the lat
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
straight ahead. >> when it comes to cities in america, we're number three as the third best city in america based on the economy, crime, education and leisure. the only cities above it, san francisco and seattle. >> arlington comes in at 27. baltimore 29th on the list. virginia beach and chesapeake, virginia make the top 50. >>> welcome back. howard here with your weather first. we've got patchy fog west of town. we may see a little sun early but look for clouds to rule today. by noon mostly cloudy, 67. with luck we'll crack into the low 70s. some staying in the upper 60s there. will be a few showers around for the afternoon commute, especially west of town. i'll be back in just a few minutes with the rest of the week's forecast. >>> traveling northbound on 395, you're slow coming past edsall road. takes you past duke street. the accident moved on to the right shoulder just before seminary road. also looks like some debris on the left side. notice how folks are jogging out of the left lane on to the shoulder in the same location. after that free and clear to the 14th street bridge.
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